ABOUT ADULT PROBATION-
The Meskwaki Probation Department is responsible for overseeing adults who are convicted of crimes, but who have been released to probation. They fulfill many roles for these individuals, including: ensuring compliance with release conditions, identifying treatment options, helping with job searches, and keeping track of their progress. Ultimately, they serve as supervisors and mentors for offenders who are trying to get back on their feet.
ABOUT JUVENILE PROBATION-
The Meskwaki Juvenile Probation Department is responsible for supervising youth on their caseload and ensure compliance with the court's orders. Juvenile Probation Officers (JPO) conduct regular visits to the juvenile's home, school, work and other areas of the community in which the juvenile frequents. The JPO also makes referrals to community resources for the youth and family.
Misty Jefferson has been the Tribe’s Adult Probation Officer since March, 2014. She attained her Associates of Arts degree in Criminal Justice at North Iowa Area Community College and then continued her Bachelors of Arts degrees in Criminology and Human Services at Buena Vista University. Formerly Mrs. Jefferson was employed at Meskwaki Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center as a Counselor under a CTAS grant. Mrs. Jefferson is a Veteran of the Army National Guard and served 2 tours of duty in Iraq/Kuwait. She graduated from the Tribal Probation Academy in 2015. Misty is certified through the Iowa Department of Corrections to teach the ACTV (Achieving Change Through Value-Based Behavior) program.
Attention: In the interest of public health and safety, all jury trials will be continued until April 2022, and, if previously ordered by the Court, some Court hearings may be held by ZOOM due to the Covid-19 pandemic.